Prosecution says 22 out of 1,000 indictments of genocide fugitives have been tried
Written by: Administrator
Wednesday, December 12th, 2018, 4:58
The Prosecutor General, Jean Bosco Mutangana has today said during a press briefing in Kigali that only 22 of the 1000 indictment of genocide fugitives have been tried of which 21 have been concluded. The only one ongoing is in Sweden.
“We issued close to 1000 indictments to different countries. 22 of these have been adjudicated in different countries where these fugitives live. Only one genocide fugitive in Sweden has appealed,” said Mutangana .
The concluded cases include Belgium (8), Sweden (3),France(3), Holland (2), Canada(2), Finland (1), Norway (1) and Switzerland (1).
The briefing was aimed updating the world on the indictments of genocide fugitive hiding in different nations following the extradition of genocide fugitive Wenceslas Twagirayezu to Rwanda by Denmark on December11.
Twagirayezu is the second genocide suspect Denmark had extradited after Emmanuel Mbarushimana in 2014. Mbarushimana got a life imprisonment in 2017 after pleading guilty of genocide crimes.
Rwanda issued first indictment in 2007 to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in 2007 to Jean de Dieu Kamuhanda in September 2005.
Rwanda has accessed many nations worldwide, especially in Europe and Africa of failure to cooperate to arrest, prosecute and/or extradite genocide suspects.
The suspects participated variously in the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi either by sponsoring, plotting, inciting the population and executing the genocide through killing the Tutsi